I have been going to my trainer for 6 months, and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for honest, knowledgeable motivation, real results, and a twist of fun.
Back in the fall of 2012, I noticed that I had gained a little extra weight in the wrong places and began to feel bad about my body. I had tried the whole “going to the gym” thing in the past and, I’ll be honest, it didn’t work because I had no motivation to get up, get dressed, and drag myself to a place where I wasn’t familiar with anyone or any of the equipment. I am 5’2″ at 100 lbs., and wanted desperately to be more toned and strong without losing any significant weight.
I found my trainer on the internet, and gave him a call. He responded incredibly promptly and really listened to me when I talked about what I wanted to do. I scheduled a free session just to try it out and, although it was hard and I was out of breath by the end, I actually felt good about myself. And I was hooked.
my trainer is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to training and the body, and is honest with you. If your technique is off, he tells you. If he thinks you can handle more weight, he pushes you (without being overbearing). He knows when you need to hear that you’re doing a good job. On top of being a good motivator, he’s hilarious and reiterates that you’re both real people with real goals, but also with real lives and schedules and personalities. He is professional, but makes you feel comfortable.
In the past six months, I have seen a significant change in my body. My legs are leaner (I finally have that little gap in between my thighs that I know a lot of women crave). My biceps, triceps, and back are toned without being “jacked’ looking. I actually feel, and am, stronger. I even sleep better and have more energy than if I just sat around my house all day.
If nothing else, my trainer has been an amazing person to work with in attaining a personal goal. His workouts are targeted, specific, and challenging. But they are, without a doubt, completely worth it.